Look: Firm but creamy white paste with an ivory rind
Touch: Smooth in texture yet slightly crumbly
Smell: Mild sweetness, like candied fruit and soft caramels
Taste: Subtle butter with a kiss of lemon cheesecake, fresh lactic, an authentic taste not soon forgotten
Food: Warm walnut, banana and oat breads, strawberries, pears, plums and preserves.
Beverage: Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, coffee – but can be enjoyed with Champagne (Blanc de Blancs) or coffee
Look: Thick white, sometimes ivory cream colour, whipped and creamy folds
Touch: Wet and rich and velvety texture
Smell: Butterfat, sour cream and slight nuttiness
Taste: A mixture of sweet, slightly sour and tangy cream.
It is similar to whipped cream but not as sugary and not as acidic as sour cream. It is decadent and rich.
Food: Fresh strawberries, plums, pears and a sprinkle of raw sugar or dribble on top of crepes and pancakes or add to a bowl of homemade granola… anything goes for Crème Fraiche.
Beverage: Champagne (Blanc de Blancs) or coffee.